Theology, Philosophy & Religion at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS

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Course summary

At a time when issues within theology, philosophy, and religion are pulling in divisive directions, the Masters in Theology, Philosophy and Religion offers the unique inter-disciplinary opportunity to examine essential questions about our varied human conditions. This innovative MA draws on our internationally renowned research expertise. It will develop understanding of vital issues from two innovative perspectives. Firstly, a creative focus on hermeneutics – the interpretation of texts - through theological, critical, and philosophical approaches. Secondly, a global approach with a reflective philosophical and theological focus on the devotional, and spiritual wisdom of Christian, Jewish, Islamic, African and Indic traditions. You will examine such vital themes as: being and nothingness; God and the Absolute; the soul, the self, and otherness; evil and suffering; ethics and aesthetics; the mystical and the apophatic. In all of these areas, you will be encouraged to question rigid boundaries between theology, spirituality and philosophy. Through your studies, you will deepen your critical understanding of ways in which texts and ideas critically reflect and shape traditions of wisdom rather than detached intellectual enquiry. This approach affirms the idea that theology articulates rational structures of meaning as much as philosophy undergirds a holistic 'way of life'.


The Masters in Theology, Philosophy and Religion comprises two compulsory 30-credit taught modules: Being & Nothing: The Ground of Existence and Interpreting Texts and Traditions: Postgraduate Seminar, 60 credits of optional modules that will allow students to pursue interests across religious traditions* and a compulsory 60-credit research dissertation adding up to 180 credit.

Assessment method

Assessment methods may include coursework in the form of essays, class presentations, exegetical studies, Viva Voce examinations and research dissertation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree a relevant discipline (other Professional qualifications may be considered).

Fees and funding

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Theology, Philosophy & Religion at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS